National Tap Dance Day is a celebration of cultural heritage and American
values. Tap dancing is a chronicle of our entertainment history and of our
social identity. It is a most poignant reminder of our theatrical legacy of live
Tap dancing is structured in individual styles. It is deeply connected to
Vaudeville traditions. These human qualities are what have determined
its high responsiveness to a live audience. Tap dancing is a social form
of concertato; it exists in partnership with a living audience.